HBRAMA Hot Topics


Builders: Consider Adding An Escalation Clause In Contracts To Address Lumber Price Increase

Given the dramatic increase in softwood lumber prices, builders should consider adding an escalation clause to contracts in order to address unexpected price increases in building materials.


Housing Choices Bill Become Law, Most Important Housing Law in Decades

Three years of advocacy by Governor Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito, Housing and Economic Secretary Kennealy, and lobbying by the HBRAMA, the governor has finally signed the House Bill No. 5250.


Legislature Re-Enacts Climate Bill, Baker Returns with Amendments

Just two weeks after Governor Baker vetoed a bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance the development of clean energy, the Legislature re-enacted it.


School Costs Rejected as Basis for Denial of Special Permits

These surprising decisions could establish an important legal precedent that would aid in the development of housing for families.


HBRAMA Develops On-Line Covid-19 Training and Certification for Residential Construction

To ensure housing construction proceeds as safely as possible during the pandemic, HBRAMA has developed this training course for home builders and remodelers throughout the state.

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